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Enlarging Asia’s Food Basket With Gene Editing

Food security expert Professor Paul Teng talks to Asian Scientist Magazine about how gene editing technologies like CRISPR could help to address Asia’s growing demand for food.

Tadamitsu Kishimoto Wins 2020 Tang Prize

Tadamitsu Kishimoto of Osaka University is one of three recipients of the 2020 Tang Prize in Biopharmaceutical Sciences.

Asia’s Rising Scientists: Akira Koshio

Despite their tiny size, there’s vast potential for carbon nanotubes in diverse industries, says Assistant Professor Akira Koshio.

SpooQy Nanosatellite Packs A Quantum Punch

Entangled signals from a low-cost nanosatellite beamed to ground stations on Earth could form the foundations of a new quantum internet, researchers say.

Igniting Innovation—Willy Koh Of Racer Technology

Racer Technology’s engagement in open innovation has helped the company find success and position themselves as a strong advocate for this practice in the local medtech sector.

Helping Robots Spring Into Action

An international research team has constructed insect-size millirobots that can fling themselves into the air like trap-jaw ants.

Corkscrew Design Helps Drug Delivery Robots Stick To Cancer Cells

Researchers in South Korea have developed a microrobot shaped like a corkscrew with a needle at its end for drug delivery.

Japan’s Fugaku Crowned The World’s Fastest Supercomputer

For the first time in history, the same machine has topped all three of rankings of the most powerful supercomputers in the world.

Our Future With Blockchain – Part 2

With blockchain applications running the gamut from voting to genomics, it’s clear that there’s more potential to be uncovered for this emerging technology.

A Peak Into The Origin Of Supermassive Black Holes

The supercomputer ATERUI II has helped scientists develop a new theory about the origin of supermassive black holes.